The EU failed to agree on a price ceiling for Russian oil, diplomats say

The EU failed to agree on a price ceiling for Russian oil, diplomats say

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to agree on a price cap for Russian offshore oil on Monday, as Poland insisted the cap must be set lower than proposed by the G7 to reduce Moscow’s ability to finance its invasion. Ukraine, diplomats said. “There is no agreement. The legal texts have now … Read more

Exclusive: South Korea’s Yoon warns of unprecedented response to North Korea’s nuclear test, calls on China to do more

Exclusive: South Korea’s Yoon warns of unprecedented response to North Korea’s nuclear test, calls on China to do more

SEOUL, Nov 29 (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol warned of an unprecedented joint response with allies if North Korea proceeds with a nuclear test and called on China to help deter the North from pursuing banned nuclear weapons and missile development. . In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters on Monday, Yoon called on … Read more

Exclusive: The US and Russia used their military hotline once during the war in Ukraine

Exclusive: The US and Russia used their military hotline once during the war in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A line of communication established between the armies of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has so far been used only once, a U.S. official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States launched the call through … Read more

China’s anti-blocking protests have spread to campuses and cities abroad

China’s anti-blocking protests have spread to campuses and cities abroad

HONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Protests against China’s strict zero-covid policy and restrictions on freedoms spread to at least a dozen cities around the world over the weekend in a show of solidarity with rare shows of defiance in China. Expatriate dissidents and students held smaller vigils and protests in cities around the world, … Read more

China tightens security measures after rare protests against COVID restrictions

China tightens security measures after rare protests against COVID restrictions

Shanghai and Beijing police will increase their presence on the streets No sign of new protests in Beijing, Shanghai on Monday The backlash is an obstacle in the effort to destroy the virus News of the protests roil global markets SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Police patrolled weekend protest sites in Shanghai and Beijing on … Read more

The BBC says Chinese police attacked one of its journalists at a protest in Shanghai

The BBC says Chinese police attacked one of its journalists at a protest in Shanghai

LONDON/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists covering a protest in Shanghai and detained him for several hours, but China disputed the account, saying he did not identify himself as a reporter . “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our journalist … Read more

Ukraine’s nuclear chief says he sees signs Russia may abandon occupied plant

Ukraine’s nuclear chief says he sees signs Russia may abandon occupied plant

KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s state-run nuclear power firm said on Sunday there were signs Russian forces may be preparing to leave the sprawling Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which they seized shortly after their invasion in March. Such a move would be a big change on the battlefield in the partially … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy targeting ‘disruptive’ China

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy targeting ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, pledging more resources to tackle a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-largest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in spending, among other things, to bolster Canada’s military presence and cyber security … Read more

Snow-covered Kyiv struggles with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Snow-covered Kyiv struggles with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Ukraine races to repair infrastructure hit by Russia Winter with an approximately 20% energy capacity deficit Party chief says coming week could be ‘really tough’ KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Snow fell in Kiev and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday as millions of people in and around the Ukrainian capital faced power and central … Read more

Ukraine remembers the Stalinist-era famine as war rages in Russia

Ukraine remembers the Stalinist-era famine as war rages in Russia

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of reviving the “genocidal” tactics of Joseph Stalin as Kyiv commemorated the Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33. The “Holodomor” commemoration day comes as Ukraine struggles to repel invading Russian forces and deal with widespread blackouts caused by … Read more